A MAN who spent a small fortune fixing his Ferrari said he was not prepared for the most eye-watering cost.
Although owning a supercar would be a dream come true for many motor enthusiasts, the upkeep for maintaining these flashy vehicles can be staggering.
A man who spent a small fortune fixing his Ferrari said one cost was particularly eye-wateringCredit: Alamy
Jerry Mos, posting on Facebook, explained how even the most minor changes racked up eye-watering costs.
Jerry said that simply restoring the buttons on his Ferrari – which he has now sold – cost him just over £8,000.
It’s hard to believe that repairing or replacing sticky buttons could cost so much but he posted a photo of a receipt showing exactly that.
And the former supercar owner added that this wasn’t the only hefty cost.
He said: “I spent… 15k (£12,246) for replacing ceramic wheel bearings, 4k (£3265) for fixing led markers that fall out, and on, and on.”
Those figures are only a part of a picture that also included regular maintenance trips of around $1,500 (£1225) each.
The service record also shows just £6157 for the “refinishing of all interior pieces”.
But there are other charges of £66 for “shipping of interior parts for refinishing” and approximately £1470 for all of the associated labour with the visit.
Some of that labour centred around an engine carbon cleaning, installing a dead pedal, and other things but the buttons were the top issue raised.
Aside from the pricey upkeep, Jerry has now sold his Ferrari because he couldn’t “anticipate what would go wrong next.”
He now owns a 70th-anniversary Stingray Convertible after selling the powerful piece of Italian engineering.
It comes as a rare Ferrari supercar engine went on auction for more than a house is worth in the UK.
The staggering price for the top-notch engine smashed the estimate at auction.
Meanwhile, two Ferrari supercars flew through the air and crashed into a wall in a “holiday street race” gone wrong.
The two motorists were racing in rural Italy when they lost control and smashed into a home earlier this month.
In other news a rare one-off Ferrari has headed to auction and is set to make the owner a lovely profit.